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Francis Hotel Bath Review – What We Thought

In the past society would head to Bath to take the waters and in need of some respite ourselves we decided to head out of London to the heritage city. It’s just an hour and a half from Paddington and unlike the District Line which I easily spend just as much time on trying to get to East London, you have views of the west country and train coffee which actually isn’t too bad. Anyway we rolled up to Bath the beautiful, regency period city famed for Jane Austen, the Roman Baths and the architectural masterpieces that are the Royal […]

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London Cabaret Club Review – What We Thought

To mark the release of Spectre and the fact that they have acquired a new home, The London Cabaret Club has been hosting a series of James Bond inspired evenings, London Never Dies, at the Bloomsbury Ballroom which will soon be their fixed address. So in want of something a little more refined than the pub on a Friday night, we headed over to Holborn to check it out. Stepping into the art-deco building you leave London behind and enter a world of mesmerising acts, glittering costumes and spellbinding performances. The evening starts in the Rose Lounge with Bond themed […]

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Hotel Cafe Royal Review: What We Thought

There are some things you just can’t guarantee in London – will the District Line be working?  Will I have to queue for three hours to get into a pop-up, will it rain? But what is certain is that London, Londoners and its visitors will always love afternoon tea. So Hotel Café Royal are celebrating this with their London Royal Afternoon Tea (remember we told you about it here) and not one to say no to tea on a Sunday afternoon we headed over to try it. Before we get to the tea we need to take a moment to […]

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Hotel Cafe Royal Review: What We Thought

There are some things you just can’t guarantee in London – will the District Line be working?  Will I have to queue for three hours to get into a pop-up, will it rain? But what is certain is that London, Londoners and its visitors will always love afternoon tea. So Hotel Café Royal are celebrating this with their London Royal Afternoon Tea (remember we told you about it here) and not one to say no to tea on a Sunday afternoon we headed over to try it. Before we get to the tea we need to take a moment to […]

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The May Fair Bar Review: What We Thought

The May Fair Bar at the May Fair Hotel is the sort of bar that you picture when you’re younger, living in the middle of nowhere and you’re dreaming about going to London. How you’ll be running around London in a perfectly thought out outfit, flitting between black cabs, which of course don’t get stuck in traffic, a coffee permanently in your hand and cocktails every night in some effortlessly cool bar which you’ve visited so often they know you at the door. Well perhaps that was just my 15 year old vision and we all know the reality, shout […]

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The Hour Glass Review – What We Thought

With neighbours including Chanel, Stella McCartney and Ralph Lauren it’s no surprise that when The Hour Glass started to show signs of ageing it underwent a facelift. On our visit, two weeks after opening, there was still the smell of fresh paint.  With every innovative new restaurant opening in the capital, something has got to be said for loyal owners who retain the name and core concept of a formerly loved venue and bring it back to life. New owners Luke Mackay and David Turcan know what they’re doing; Luke has already tried his hand at pub makeovers, having done […]

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The Hour Glass Review – What We Thought

With neighbours including Chanel, Stella McCartney and Ralph Lauren it’s no surprise that when The Hour Glass started to show signs of ageing it underwent a facelift. On our visit, two weeks after opening, there was still the smell of fresh paint.  With every innovative new restaurant opening in the capital, something has got to be said for loyal owners who retain the name and core concept of a formerly loved venue and bring it back to life. New owners Luke Mackay and David Turcan know what they’re doing; Luke has already tried his hand at pub makeovers, having done […]

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The Manhattans Project at POND – What We Thought

Dalston is rapidly becoming the place to go for adventurous foodies, bored of the endless chains opening up across the city. By the time you arrive at POND you’ll have already had a bit of an adventure, and not the most glamorous; out of the train station, off the main road, through a lively square (think dominoes and jukeboxes) and into their fairylit courtyard. The location is probably both a blessing and a curse, the venue resembling a pop-up which has extended its stay due to popular demand. A well-travelled concept with less well travelled (read local) ingredients, the menu […]

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The Manhattans Project at POND – What We Thought

Dalston is rapidly becoming the place to go for adventurous foodies, bored of the endless chains opening up across the city. By the time you arrive at POND you’ll have already had a bit of an adventure, and not the most glamorous; out of the train station, off the main road, through a lively square (think dominoes and jukeboxes) and into their fairylit courtyard. The location is probably both a blessing and a curse, the venue resembling a pop-up which has extended its stay due to popular demand. A well-travelled concept with less well travelled (read local) ingredients, the menu […]

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Pizarro Review – What We Thought

Before staying in Valencia this summer I had no idea how popular gin was in Spain. Served in copa glasses so big they were more like fishbowls, gin and tonics became a post-beach ritual alongside a long and lazy tapas dinner. Gin Mare Mediterranean gin means holiday memories can live on as they most certainly did when I was treated to a gastronomical gin and tapas pairing evening at Pizarro on bustly Bermondsey Street. Knowing what I know now I am embarrassed to admit I hadn’t been to Jose or to their sister restaurant Pizarro before my Tuesday night visit. […]

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